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Statutes of Newfoundland 2000
AN ACT TO AMEND THE ROYAL NEWFOUNDLAND CONSTABULARY ACT, 1992
(Assented to December 14, 2000)
1. Ss.47-53 R&S
Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor and House of Assembly in Legislative Session convened, as follows:
1. Sections 47 to 53 of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Act, 1992 are repealed and the following substituted:
Referral to arbitrator
47. (1) Where, after bargaining under section 46, the government negotiator or the bargaining committee is satisfied that an agreement cannot be reached, he, she or they may by written notice to the other party require matters in dispute to be referred to arbitration.
(2) Each party shall assume its own costs with respect to the arbitration and, in the event the arbitration is conducted by an arbitration board, each party shall share the cost of the chairperson equally.
Conduct of arbitration
48. (1) An arbitration begun under section 47 shall be conducted in the manner provided for in the regulations made under section 49.
(2) The decision of the arbitrator is final and binding on the parties to the arbitration.
Regulations re: arbitration
49. The Lieutenant-Governor in Council may make regulations with respect to
(a) whether an arbitration shall be conducted by a single arbitrator or by a board of arbitrators;
(b) time limits for the appointment of an arbitrator once a notice is given under subsection 47(1);
(c) the composition of a board of arbitrators, where a board is appointed in accordance with a regulation made under paragraph (a);
(d) the powers of an arbitrator including the power to establish time limits for the conduct of an arbitration and to set the period during which the arbitrator's award would be binding on the parties to whom it applies;
(e) the criteria an arbitrator shall apply in making an arbitration award; and
(f) generally to facilitate the conduct of an arbitration between the parties.
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